Adventures in Art

Adventures in ArtL'Arche North Bay presents: Adventures in Art There are three sessions: March 11th, April 8th, and May 13th. Each session will include a guided adventure [more]

Monthly Prayer Gathering

Monthly Prayer Gathering*****Our Next Prayer Gathering is on Feb. 18, 2016***** Please join us every third Thursday of the month for our L'Arche North Bay Prayer Gathering & bag [more]

The L'Arche International Online Art Exhibition Launches

The L'Arche International Online Art Exhibition Launches To celebrate the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities, L’Arche International is proud to announce the launch of its online Art Exhibition, featuring [more]

Message from Jean Vanier for the Jubilee

Message from Jean Vanier for the Jubilee L'Arche is 50 years old! To be able to celebrate our Jubilee year is an amazing gift. When I welcomed Raphael and Philippe from a violent institution, little did [more]


WE NEED BOARD MEMBERS  L'Arche North Bay, established in 1978 as a not-for profit charitable organization, is a faith-based community where people with intellectual disabilities and [more]

What's For Supper? The L'Arche North Bay 35th Anniversary Cook Book

What's For Supper? The L'Arche North Bay 35th Anniversary Cook BookIn honor of our 35th Anniversary, L'Arche North Bay has published a cookbook with recipes from our Homes, including many submissions from our friends and families. [more]


iBelong!If you are a young adult with an intellectual disability who is looking for new friends, this website is for you! L’Arche Canada has created this online resource [more]

Welcome to L’Arche North Bay

L’Arche North Bay is a community founded on relationships between people with differing intellectual capacity, social origin, religion and culture.


  • To make known the gifts of people with developmental disabilities revealed through mutually transforming relationships.
  • To engage in our diverse cultures, working together to build a more human society.
  • To foster an environment in communities that is inspired by the core values of our founding story, and that responds to the changing needs of our members.


Our next Prayer Gathering is on February 18th, 2016 See the events tab for more details.


The Prayer of L’Arche

O Father, we ask You to bless us,

and keep us in Your love.

May L’Arche be a true home,

where the poor in Spirit may find life;

A place where those who are suffering,

may find comfort and peace.

Lord, give us hearts that are open,

hearts that are humble and gentle,

so that we may welcome those You send,

With tenderness and compassion.

Give us hearts full of mercy,

that we may love and serve;

And where discord is found,

may we be able to heal and bring peace;

And see in the one who is suffering,

the living presence of Your son.

Lord, through the hands of Your little ones;

we ask you to bless us.

Through the eyes of those who are rejected,

we ask You to smile on us.

Lord, grant freedom and friendship,

and unity to all the world;

And on the day of Your coming,

Welcome all people into Your Kingdom.


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